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ASK MR PITBULL ANYTHING

I get more emails from people seeking advice than you could even imagine. I have taken some of the most frequently asked questions and answered them here.

If you are seeking information on "HEALTH", "NUTRITION", "MUSCLE BUILDING" or "TRAINING" please note those in the menu above.

If you want to know if Pit Bulls have locking jaws; you are on the right page. LOL!

I would like to thank you for visiting mrpitbull.com. I love my dogs and have experienced many joys taking care of a kennel full of them. Yet, with the joy there has been some anguish along the way. I will try to share my experiences with you in the hope that the information will be of benefit to you. Best Wishes.


ALWAYS CONSULT A VETERINARY PROFESSIONAL

Where can you turn to for reliable information that will keep your canine friend happy, healthy and in championship form? Tens of thousands of Pet owners turn to Mr PitBull for trustworthy information that helps keep their beloved Pit Bull friend in tip top shape. I do my best to answer every question as time permits.

Many of the requests for information I receive involve issues that if not corrected promptly could have damaging effects. For this reason, I first and foremost recommend initially seeking professional veterinary care; as there is no substitute for their hands-on experience.


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QUESTIONS ABOUT PIT BULLS

The information I supply below is based on years of my personal experience of owning, training, breeding, whelping and loving dozen of my Pit Bull friends.

The advice involves my experience with Pit Bulls, although the particulars should translate over to many other dog breeds as well. The questions below are real emails that I have received and represent the most commonly asked questions.


Vanessa from Odessa Texas asks:
Dear Mr PitBull,I have been looking at your dogs for some time and love them and have decided to purchase one from you. I live in an area which is not very good. So, are Pit Bulls good bodyguards?


DO PITBULLS MAKE GOOD GUARD DOGS?

Vanessa, Many are shocked to learn that a Pit Bull is not well suited for guard work or as bodyguards. Pit Bulls are too friendly toward people. Now I know that some professional trainers have had success training Pit Bulls for this kind of work, but that is an exception to the norm.

Think about it; what do police departments use? If you want a good guard dog, pick up a German Shepherd. And when I say German I mean German. Do not get an American bred GSD. You want a real German bred GSD as they are much better suited.
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PITBULLS ARE NOT GOOD GUARD DOGS

Additionally Vanessa, Pits have been bred and are genetically wired to engage an enemy and stay engaged. Because this characteristic has been bred into them, it is close to impossible to call them off. Breeds that are suitable for Guard Duty, do not attack, but bite, and are easily called off.

With all the negative information surrounding Pit Bull attacks, it just is not a wise thing for anyone outside of the highly trained and licensed professional to attempt to train a Pit Bull for this work. So as much as I would enjoy selling you a Pit Bull, I really must insist that you look at a different breed of dog.


Randall From Kansas City asks:
Dear Mr PitBull, I have a 7month old puppy named Roman. I'm 99 percent sure he is a blue nose Razor's Edge. Is there a way to check and possibly acquire papers for him?


HOW TO ACQUIRE PAPERS FOR AN UNREGISTERED DOG

Randall, Sounds like you have a nice dog. Without knowing his linage there is no way to say for sure what kind of Pit Bull he is. I can look at pictures and make a guess; more information is needed.

So too, the only (legitimate) way to get papers is through the breeder. Both parents would have to have been registered with one of these registries, either UKC, ABKC or ADBA.

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HOW TO REGISTER A DOG

So too, Randall, If one of the parents is not registered, you can not register your dog. Even if both are registered, without signed documentation from the breeder testifying to your puppy being of descendant from a breeding he himself did, the dog cannot be registered.

But yet Randall, be assured that not having papers does nothing to devalue Roman in the least; he is still the same dog with or without papers. The only time the papers mean anything, is if the dog was of breeding quality. In any event, without papers, a dog would not qualify to be bred.

CLICK HERE TO LEARN HOW TO REGISTER A DOG


Jack from Scottsdale Arizona asks:
Dear Mr PitBull, Have you ever heard of a Razor Edge, Gaff and Bogey Man mix, because I just got one? Is that a good bloodline? And is it worth getting papers on? I don't know much about Pit Bull bloodlines can you please fill me in on some information about that breed?


PIT BULL BLOODLINE INFORMATION

Jack, Congratulations on your new Dog! Not familiar at all with Bogey man bloodline. I am familiar with Razor's Edge and Gaff. They are excellent lines! They are however, two different styles of Pit Bulls.

I would have to have information on the breeder and his reason for selecting such a pairing before a conclusion could be drawn as to the value of the dog. You need to talk to the breeder and find out information on what he was trying to do with the breeding. Then you will have to take note as he matures to see if the goal was accomplished.
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HOW TO DEFINE A DOG'S VALUE

Jack, In any event, I would be willing to say that after you have had him for a while, that his value will skyrocket. You won't want to part with him for any amount of money. His loyalty and friendship is what will define his worth.

As far as getting papers; frankly, the papers are only of value if the dog is of breeding quality and you plan on breeding. Because of the current overpopulation of Pit Bulls, most responsible Pet lovers are choosing to spay and neuter their Pets.


Billie from Auburn Alabama asks:
Mr Pitbull, I just love dogs and would like to start a dog kennel business, and was wondering what advice you have to help me start a dog kennel business? What tips can you share with me?


HOW TO START A DOG KENNEL BUSINESS

Hey Billie, I can't blame you for wanting to make a career with these beautiful animals by starting a kennel business. I will start by saying; a kennel business is not an easy business, and very few who start a kennel will ever make any money breeding dogs.

I would suggest that you do a lot of homework. I have lots of information on dog breeding in this article:
DOG BREEDING!
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KEEPING DOGS HEALTHY IS BIGGEST CHALLANGE

Billie, In the above mentioned article, I have all kinds of useful tips on how to start a kennel business. After years of owning a kennel, I can tell you that the single most challenging aspect of running a kennel is keep the dogs healthy. I cannot understate just how difficult it is to keep a kennel full of dogs healthy.

You will want to know the do's and the don'ts involved in keeping your dogs healthy. Nothing will short circuit your dreams faster than sick dogs. You will find some very useful information here:
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON PITBULL HEALTH


MUST HAVE THE BEST DOGS IN YOUR KENNEL

Additionally, I can't tell you how many times I have seen people start a dog kennel business with the wrong dogs. To quote Kenny Rodgers: You got to know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em, know when to walk away, know when to run... Starting a dog kennel business and Breeding dogs is like gambling, very few are able to make a success of it. Too, many don't know enough to recognize when they are playing with a bad hand. You certainly don't want to start a kennel with the wrong cards. LEARN HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST DOGS


CHOOSE YOUR DOGS WISELY

When you start your kennel, what is interesting; when dealing out a hand in this game, you get to see your cards before they are dealt. So pick the right ones! Don't start your kennel with poor quality, average quality or even good quality dogs. You want nothing but aces in your kennel.

And if you really want to know, ask me to give you an honest evaluation of your dogs. I can't tell you how many times someone sends me PICTURES OF DOGS that they plan on using as their foundation, and I would not want the dogs if they gave them to me for free.


Shakia from Chicago asks:
Dear Mr Pitbull Is it true that Pitbulls have locking jaws? My boyfriend says that is why they are the best dog because their jaws lock. And is their bite the most powerful of any animal?


DO PIT BULLS HAVE
LOCKING JAWS?

Shakia, thanks for writing Mr Pitbull. I wish I had a dollar for every time I heard that one! NO, Pitbulls do not have locking jaws. That rumor is completely false. Their jaw structure is no different in that respect than any other canine.

As far as the power of their bite goes, no one can say with any certainty as to what breed of dog has the most powerful bite because a true scientific study has never been done.
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WILD SPECULATION FUELS FALSEHOODS
Which breed has the most powerful bite? Many will refer to the test that Dr. Brady Barr conducted and aired on National Geographic. That test was anything but scientific. He choose A Pitbull, A Rottweiler and A German Shepherd for his study and then publicized his findings. It never seizes to amaze me, as to how so many people could be so gullible.

If someone were to try to determine, which race of man could lift the most weight, and he went down to NY City and picked ONE white guy, ONE black guy, and ONE oriental; do you really think the results would prove anything? It is absurd! Until a test is done with a hundred different breeds, with a sampling of about a hundred dogs per breed, the answer to your question is simply wild speculation.


Arnold, Grand Rapids asks:
Dear Mr Pitbull, I was wondering if you could give me information on a payment plan for a Pitbull? Of course I would not get the dog until I finish paying.


DOES MR PITBULL KENNEL OFFER PAYMENT PLANS?
Thanks for writing Mr Pitbull Kennel Arnold. I appreciate your desire to own one of my dogs. And I would like to sell you one for sure. However I would not sell a dog on a payment plan as you are suggesting, even if as you suggested you pay for the pitbull puppy in full before I ship.

Here's why: First I strongly advise for your own protection that you do not enter in to such an agreement with anyone! Especially, I would not do so with any Pitbull Kennels as you cannot be certain of their integrity.

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EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED

Secondly, it just is not a wise thing to try to purchase something you do not have the money for. Believe me, it is a vicious circle, you just don't want to get started down that road.

Third, there can be a lot of unexpected expenses in owning a dog. It would be terrible if after spending all your money, the dog became sick and you did not have the money to cover what could be an expensive vet bill. And don't conclude that it is unlikely, it happens all the time. I run a dog kennel business and know first hand.

As a responsible pet owner, I have to consider the welfare of the dogs that I breed. I raise them from birth and have them for two months often times having spent weeks getting up in the middle of the night to feed them when a mother could not parent them for whatever reason. They are like children to me and I want to make sure that wherever they are placed, the owner is capable of caring for them without question. I hope you understand.


MAKE SURE YOU CAN AFFORD IT
I have two recommendations for you; Look over your circumstances carefully and then consider if your desire to own a pitbull fits your circumstance. If so, then save up enough money (in your bank account) to pay for the dog with a reserve of at least a thousand dollars, and then give me a call.

Or after considering your circumstances, look for a dog you can adopt. The initial expense is much less, and you may already have enough to do that. I really believe that any responsible kennel would give you this information. I hope you don't mind. My dogs are more important to me then a few dollars. I would like to know what you decide, and if you adopt, I would love to see pictures. You will enjoy reading this article: HOW TO SUCCESSFULLY ADOPT A PITBULL


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